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Why it doesn’t matter when you begin Soc Sec — in theory

“In theory” are the key words as to why it matters not the age one claims Social Security.  The reason is you should end up with about the exact same benefits, but again, that is “in theory.”  If one lives to exactly one’s life expectancy then the aforementioned is true.  Start at 62 and you get many more years of checks but much smaller ones.  Wait until 70 and the checks are as big as they can be for the rest of your life, but you’ve lost 8 years.  What to do?  As Christy Bieber explains, “This system was designed based on actuarial predictions of how long people will live.”  Obviously one must factor in health and other considerations.  Full article here.

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